Marilynne Convey Scholarship

Marilynne Convey, BSc ’87, passed away Nov. 13, 2020 from aplastic anemia. After UVic, Convey continued her studies with a Masters of Science in Nursing from UBC in 1993. During her nursing career, she held leadership positions in the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Home Care and Residential Care Programs as well as the Professional Practice Office. She travelled to Scotland and Australia studying models of care, incorporating what she learned in overseeing the planning, building, staffing and management of Heritage Woods, a small home-like model of care for persons with dementia. In addition to her dedication to the nursing profession, she enjoyed curling, hiking, bridge, decorating, gourmet cooking, buying shoes and volunteering. She and her husband were involved in the local Hallmark Society, garnering an award for the restoration of a 1912 home on Cavendish Street in Oak Bay.

Marilynne served on the board of the Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada (AAMAC) for five years. She was an avid spokesperson for AAMAC, and a $5,000 AAMAC Nursing Scholarship was named in honour of Marilynne and awarded to deserving students. Similarly, this scholarship is meant to honour her legacy and hopefully assist UVic students in fulfilling their educational aspirations. 

Marilynne Convey is survived by Paul, her husband of 57 years, daughters Cindy, Shawna and Krista, and their spouses, and four grandchildren. And, not to be forgotten, her faithful canine companion, Sadie.

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